Sedona, Arizona

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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike to the Wilson Mountain Summit - South Overlook

    4.5
    9.5 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Ever wanted to see Sedona from a bird’s eye view? Sure, you could spring for a helicopter tour. Or…you could hike Wilson Mountain Summit! No other location in Sedona will offer you a view that is so expansive and so breathtaking (and one where you are actually looking DOWN on the helicopters givi...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Soldier's Pass Trail to Brins Mesa Trail

    4.8
    4.4 mi / 617 ft gain
    Starting at the trailhead is a parking lot for around 14 vehicles, arrive early in the morning if you want to be guaranteed a parking spot. Otherwise the hike starts off relatively easy with a quick stop at Devil's Kitchen; a big hole in the ground where a rock has now fallen in (see pictures). ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devils Kitchen

    5.0
    0.35 mi / 23 ft gain
    Great spot for photos, and is at the beginning of one of the best trails in Sedona.  The parking lot can get full easily, since this is a very popular trail.  The sinkhole is close to the trailhead, but I encourage you to continue on down the Soldier’s Pass trail. As with all outdoor advent...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Broken Arrow Trail to Chapel of the Holy Cross

    4.5
    4.91 mi / 640 ft gain
    The Broken Arrow Trail is stunning.  To reach the Broken Arrow Trail from the town of Sedona, head south on 179-S for approximately 1.5 miles and turn left on Morgan Road. Drive down Morgan Road until you reach the end of the asphalt and it turns into a dirt road. Drive down the dirt road approx...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Broken Arrow Trail to Chicken Point

    4.6
    2.79 mi / 420 ft gain
    Start your hike at the Broken Arrow Trailhead, just .2 miles past the end of Morgan Rd. You will be immediately greeted by Sedona slickrock trails and red rock views for days! Take a minute to sneak a peek at Devil's Dining Room Sinkhole around 0.6 miles in. It has a sign and is just of to the ri...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Sedona Wind Caves

    0.52 mi / 89 ft gain
    These beautiful caves are located mid-way through a short 0.5 mile hike, rated moderate.  And if you weren’t looking, you would never know they were there…  note that they are before the end of the trail, on the right as you hike. The caves are well trafficked, so if you go, make sure to go earl...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Fly Fish Oak Creek

    4.0
    Oak Creek is spring fed from the upper reaches of Oak Creek Canyon. It flows into the Verde River and the upper sections provide for some excellent trout fishing. The trout is stocked from Page Springs Hatchery, below this area the water becomes to warm for trout to survive. While in the area, yo...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike the Chimney Rock Loop, Sedona

    2 mi / 400 ft gain
    This loop hike starts at the Andante Trailhead at the end of Andante Road on the edge of Sedona. From the parking area, turn left (west) onto the Andante Trail and follow it for a short distance until the trail ends on the Thunder Mountain Trail. Turn left and follow the Thunder Mountain Trail un...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Cathedral Rock

    4.9
    1.7 mi / 925 ft gain
    Cathedral Rock is one of the most popular landmarks in Arizona. This amazing rock formation is located in Sedona, Arizona. The hike is steep and requires a bit of climbing in some spots. The 1.5 miles roundtrip is pretty strenuous, leading you up a moderately steep incline, but well worth the re...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike or Bike Secret Slickrock Trail

    5.0
    0.8 mi / 107 ft gain
    Wanting a short and sweet sunset or sunrise spot in Sedona away from some of the crowds? This easily accessible trail is great for people wanting picnics, a quick photography spot (we saw a couple from their wedding doing a photo shoot here), and a cool spot to watch the sun rise or set with the ...
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  • Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona

    Swim in Oak Creek Canyon

    5.0
    For this adventure you'll want to make your way to Oak Creek Canyon off highway 89 in Arizona. The GPS should get you there no problemo, my recommendation would be to look for a swimming hole upstream of Slide Rock State Park. Now this adventure is a little bit of a hunt, as you're driving the ca...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike Munds Mountain

    6 mi / 1400 ft gain
    Munds Mt. is the highpoint due east of the town of Sedona, but due to its forested summit and trailhead accessibility limited to 4WD vehicles, it gets far less interest than hikes like Cathedral Rock, Wilson Mountain, or Fay Canyon yet has fantastic views of the town of Sedona and the surrounding...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devil's Bridge Trail

    4.6
    3.94 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Devil's Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in Coconino National Forest and an iconic landmark. If you're visiting the Sedona area, hiking this trail is a must do. The hike: From the trailhead, the hike gradually slopes upward as it winds its way through the trees. The trail is eas...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike the Oak Creek Trail

    4.5
    1.1 mi / 26 ft gain
    Great, short hike in Red Rock Crossing. Make sure to check out the hundreds of cairns at Buddha Beach. Beautiful views of Cathedral Rock.  Lots of places to relax and have lunch, with picnic tables near the parking lot.  Lots of parking, good amount of shade down near the creek.   Good for all sk...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Explore Crescent Moon Ranch

    Crescent Moon Ranch was established in the 1880's, and now serves as a day use facility for the U.S. Forest Service. It lies on Oak Creek directly below Cathedral Rock, one of the most iconic towering monuments in Sedona. The ranch is beautiful, and is popular for picnic's, swimming, hiking, and ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Brins Mesa - Soldier Pass Loop

    5.0
    7.6 mi / 1040 ft gain
    This loop starts from Vultee Arch Rd. Important to note that doing this loop from here requires a high clearance 4x4. In this direction, the trail starts off flat and crosses a dry creek bed several times. The trail is relatively easy to follow. This section passes through junipers that offer som...
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